Queso Fresco Recipes

Browse 60+ recipes for Mexican queso fresco--enchiladas, tortilla soup, pupusas, chilaquiles, and more.

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Chicken Enchiladas with Mole Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
These authentic chicken enchiladas with mole sauce were inspired by a dish served at Seattle's la Carta de Oaxaca restaurant. Chocolate and dried chiles make a rich and flavorful sauce that tops the moist and tender chicken enchiladas.

Chard Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 55
This is a meatless taco in a corn tortilla. Simple and delicious. You will want seconds or thirds. Shhh.
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Authentic Enchiladas Verdes

Rating: 4.5 stars 620
These enchiladas are made with a fresh green salsa, just like you would find in a Mexican restaurant or better yet, in a Mexican home.

Potato and Bean Enchiladas

Rating: 4.5 stars 190
A great vegetarian main dish that can be spiced up with the addition of jalapenos to either or both sauce and filling.
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Spicy Lime Avocado Soup

Rating: 5 stars 175
My husband tried to tell me not to submit this recipe... he doesn't want the whole world to know about it, but I say share what you have! Serve with warm tortilla chips and a nice large mojito. Top with sour cream or creme fraiche if desired.

Authentic Mexican Enchiladas

Rating: 4 stars 79
This is the real thing! Corn tortillas are dipped in a home made sauce, fried, filled with Mexican queso fresco, then topped with sour cream, lettuce and tomato. My mother in law is from Mexico and taught me to make this delicious dish! Serve with authentic refried beans, it has a taste different from the norm--so good!

Honduran Baleadas

Rating: 4 stars 14
In El Salvador there are pupusas. In Mexico there are tacos. In Honduras there are Baleadas. The simple version consists of a thick flour – though sometimes corn – tortilla that has been put on a charcoal grill. It's slathered in refried black beans and a bit of white farmers cheese then folded over like an American-style soft taco.

Impossible™ Burger Street Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
Savory street tacos made with Impossible™ Burger plant-based meat, chopped onions, diced tomatoes, fresh cilantro, and queso fresco. Quick and easy recipe for your taco-loving heart!

Baked Chiles Rellenos

Rating: 5 stars 5
Delicious baked chiles rellenos without the fat of frying. Serve with Mexican beans and rice.

Huancaina Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 1
This is traditional Peruvian spicy cheese sauce, often served over boiled and sliced potatoes. The recipe was created based on my experiences living in Peru and makes for a delicious and easy dinner starter. Serve at room temperature or cold over boiled potatoes and top with sliced boiled eggs and kalamata olives; dust with paprika (or rocoto if you have some).

Mexican Chicken Tortilla Lasagna

Rating: 5 stars 4
Lasagna goes south of the border in this Mexican lasagna fusion which uses corn tortillas.

Pupusas de Queso (Cheese-Stuffed Tortillas)

Rating: 4 stars 55
An El Salvadoran treat, these homemade tortillas stuffed with cheese are great with a traditional coleslaw called curtido. To serve, slice open one side of a pupusa, and spoon curtido into the opening. Farmer's cheese or mozzarella can be substituted for queso blanco.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rating: Unrated 6
Delicious Mexican sandwiches that are so easy to make and eat!!
Ridiculously Easy Queso Fresco "Dip"
Rating: Unrated 3
On a recent trip to the local Costco, I ended up purchasing a huge thing of queso fresco, or Mexican white cheese. Not sure what to do with it, I created this modified dip that goes perfectly with any Mexican-themed meal. It's so ridiculously easy and looks much more refined than classic chile con queso. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy! Reheat as needed.
SPICY Enchiladas Verdes de Queso
Rating: 4.5 stars 5

My mother-in-law hails from the small town of Alpoyeca, Guerrero in Mexico. She makes the most delicious Enchiladas Verdes, and I wanted to share this authentic Mexican recipe with everyone. A word of warning, I am not going to alter her recipe so people who can't handle spiciness might want to add more water or less jalapenos. Enjoy!